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    Adobe Updater

    Could someone please tell me what is wrong with the Adobe Updater (AU). <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    I have been patient. <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15>

    I use Adobe Reader 9 since some weeks. With the earlier version, 8.1.2, I had the same “problem" and before that, ehm, actually since they implemented it.

    I do not use the built in update feature. So what do I do? Well after the install of a new version of AR I check its settings, perhaps change some and look at new features etc. as per usual.

    With the updater: I select (and I don't know the English wording here since non-English version) Help and Check for updates. I do let it do its thing one time, letting it through the firewall etc. look at what it finds, then I turn it off. That is: no automatic search.

    Does it obey? Nope. I happened to leave the FW setting (rule) at "Ask", and after some seconds working with AR later, up pops a FW alert asking about Adobe Updater. This is old news for me, as I said initially. It may work the rest of the day or something, since if you allow it once it will not check immediately on the next run. Only remedy is to set it to Block in the FW (if one doesn’t fancy AU to go on update search).

    But it still runs even if the FW blocks it (for how long I don't know, this time, with earlier versions it could be running as long as you had AR open and longer still). See screen shot.

    It looked promising the first times I used AR 9; the updater was also changed to version 6 in this release, so I thought it would work better this time...

    I just did the "turn-on-auto-check-and-check-for-updates-then-turn-off-auto-check-thing", so we'll see how long it stays.

    Guess the solution is to let it search all it wants, and then it probably also quiet will close itself when finished (if no new updates are found).

    But then oh why does it have a check box where you can opt out on using the auto update feature?
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    Re: Adobe Updater

    Guess it works this time; and that there perhaps were some changes to the better in ver. 6 of the updater after all, at least as I experience them.

    As I said, the Adobe Updater started even if I had told it to not check, at the first run. The other day I did it again, "Check for updates" then Settings and confirmed. It seems to stay.

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    Re: Adobe Updater

    Hi Argus,

    Could any of the information here be relevent:

    Disable Adobe Creative Suite Auto Update

    Following the advice I was able to stop Adobe Dreamweaver from trying to auto update.

    Hope this helps,

    Chris (Hunt)

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    Re: Adobe Updater

    Hello Chris,
    Thanks for the link. It seems to stick now. If I only had been patient I probably hadn't needed to do that post. Bust since I had experienced it through all versions up to AR 8.1.2, and at first with AR 9, I thought it was back to old habits...

    I know that the standard procedure is to do one online check to get to the settings, and then disable (if that is what one want). That is what I did after install. But as I mentioned, it came back running some days later. At the time of my post I did the "standard procedure" one more time, and now it's quiet.

    BTW in AR 9 the updater is ver. 6; the first step "with Internet" is equivalent to use the built in updater from "Help", I guess. As for the second "without internet": my AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat now shows: <AutoCheck>0</AutoCheck>. So, it seems all OK.

    Good link and to mention the AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat.

    Thanks.

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